Enzo Fernandez joined Chelsea in January of this year for a then-record fee of around £106m.
The Argentine had a slow start to life in England, which was not helped by Chelsea’s dismal form as a squad.
Pochettino then took the reins over the summer and whilst Chelsea continue to struggle, Fernandez has looked a much better player.
However, Mauricio Pochettino has now explained why Enzo Fernandez cannot be Chelsea captain:
“Thiago is an experienced player that doesn’t need the armband,” said Pochettino. “Then I think it’s important to build something for the future. Not only the present but the future. He is there and the captain is not only to put the armband on your arm.
“To clarify, I think maybe it was Thiago to give it to Enzo but Enzo is still struggling with his English. If we need to communicate with the referee and everything I think Conor can perfectly do the job and for me I prefer Conor than Enzo because I think Conor can speak normally, English.
“I think Enzo is still not ready to be a captain. It is not only because of character or personality or profile. It’s about you need to communicate with the people and if you don’t manage still the language properly you cannot be captain no? I don’t know. Maybe I’m wrong but it’s my opinion.”